Rep. Dana Rohrabacher on Peeing

Dana Rohrabacher Taliban.jpg
Dana backed Taliban fighters before pissing incident
In the 1990s, Congressman Dana Rohrabacher lobbied in Washington, D.C. on behalf of the Taliban at the exact time it harbored international criminal Osama bin Laden before the 9-11 terrorist attacks.

Rohrabacher felt comfortable asserting in public that the American news media had unfairly smeared the Taliban's good reputation as "devout traditionalists" by falsely linking them to terrorism and uncivilized habits against women.

With a long, hilarious history of delivering ridiculous statements, Rohrabacher's unequivocal defense of the Taliban is likely his most embarrassing, which is probably why he constantly lies about that past.

Confronted with the fact, Rohrabacher first lied and later reluctantly admitted to me several years ago that he screwed up by backing the Taliban, but Orange County's most senior career politician can't bring himself to take responsibility in public.

On Jan. 13, Rohrabacher--who'd like you to believe he's always been vociferously anti-Taliban--used his Twitter account to call Taliban members "blood thirsty nuts" and "terrorists."

Once again, there was no explanation for the monumental flip-flop.

Still, it's nice to see that the congressman, who evaded Vietnam War military duty and is nowadays a shameless chicken hawk, has aligned himself with reality on the Taliban.

Even though this self-described conservative Republican personally worked to aid the Taliban--a move that no liberal Democrat matched, Rohrabacher felt comfortable blasting "liberals" for allegedly siding against four U.S. Marines who peed on the corpses of dead Taliban fighters.

He Tweeted: "Want to outrage a conservative? Pee on the American Flag. Want to outrage a liberal? Pee on a dead terrorist."

It's a great, stolen line from non-dubious Republicans--none of whom likely ever lobbied for the Taliban.

The conservative blogosphere previously had been loaded with similar sentiments, such as:

"Pee on a crucifix, you're an 'artist.'
Pee on the American flag, you're a 'liberal free thinker.'
Pee on a police a car, you're an 'Occupy Wall Street protester hero.'
Pee on the dead Taliban piece of **** that just tried to kill you and your fellow Marines, you're a "villain.'"

--R. Scott Moxley / OC Weekly

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18 comments
tbplayer59
tbplayer59

Pee in a toilet and you're a plumbing hater.

Amazed
Amazed

This is the most ridiculous claim I've heard from you yet.  Dana backing or lobbying the Taliban is almost as good a claim that you're a factual journalist.  Anyone that knows Dana knows he is vehemently opposed to the Taliban, has fought against them (literally) and continues to fight against them and other suppressive militant barbaric gangsters.  Absolutely absurd how you reach for this stuff and still get published.

Cburnsfly
Cburnsfly

Mucksley, Your such the bottom feeder, (yeah your the butt of the joke; who writes for a rag that makes money advertising escorts and marijuana) bringing up garbage that only occludes the facts.  Rohrabacher, backed the " Northern Alliance" which were anti-Taliban.  You have taken a couple of statements he made and twisted them, (kind of like the joints your rolling and smoking).  Dana for years has been the most outspoken critic of the Taliban and their extremist tactics.  Your still in fantasy land, believing that anyone cares about what your writing; what this really shows is the level that you will bend over, and take it for your team!

DengHoo
DengHoo

Wow thats just too funny when you think about it.

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20ftJesus
20ftJesus

Come on Moxley, I expect better from you.  The USA (CIA) assisted the mujahideen against the Soviets in the 80's.  So what?  For fuck's sake, it was a DEMOCRAT, Charlie Wilson, that gave them the Stinger missile!  The USA left too early and caused the rise of the Taliban, blah blah blah....Guess we're all flip-floppers now, eh, Moxley?

Sean Blair
Sean Blair

Why must we pee in anything? It's amazing that most anything can be turned into a political weapon, not just by politicians on both sides but also by political spewing-rags like this one. Instead of turning on each other and our elected officials, why not talk about the tragedies of war and the therapy the soldiers will probably need to re-enter society when they come home, insteaf of villifying them?

Sean Blair
Sean Blair

Why must we pee in anything? It's amazing that most anything can be turned into a political weapon, not just by politicians on both sides but also by political spewing-rags like this one. Instead of turning on each other and our elected officials, why not talk about the tragedies of war and the therapy the soldiers will probably need to re-enter society when they come home, insteaf of villifying them?

Sean Blair
Sean Blair

Why must we pee in anything? It's amazing that most anything can be turned into a political weapon, not just by politicians on both sides but also by political spewing-rags like this one. Instead of turning on each other and our elected officials, why not talk about the tragedies of war and the therapy the soldiers will probably need to re-enter society when they come home, insteaf of villifying them?

Bill T.
Bill T.

Did you read the article? To help you out, Moxley makes no claim that Rohrabacher is a supporter of the Taliban, this is about former lobbying efforts (which does not necessarily mean he was a "supporter" even then) and his apparent inability to confess that he had made a mistake and that he had changed his opinion, as supported by the (partial) quote "... admitted to me ... that he screwed up by backing the Taliban ..." (to help you out again, this is past tense).

This is not about Rohrabacher making a mistake, we all do that. Of much more interest is what do you do after having made a mistake. Apparently prevarication and attempts to mislead are his solution.

You don't refute a story by inaccurately representing the statements in the story. To refute it you have to specify which statement(s) you believe to be false and cite at least the source for any facts you state.

20ftJesus
20ftJesus

You're thinking of Nick Schou. 

gustavoarellano
gustavoarellano

So what? For supposed libertarian-leaning Jesus like you, you should be railing from the rooftops against the continued folly that is American interventionism blowing up in our face (e.g., Iran, Nicaragua, Mexico, Iraq, etc.)

R. Scott Moxley
R. Scott Moxley

Dearest 20ftJesus:

Equating what one politician (Wilson) did for Afghanistan rebels fighting Soviet occupation in the 1980s with what another politician (Rohrabacher) did for the Taliban terrorists who were harboring anti-American Osama bin Laden in the mid-1990s doesn't really work.

But nice try.

20ftJesus
20ftJesus

...and why the hell are you guys working on a Sunday? 

20ftJesus
20ftJesus

I couldn't agree more.  My point is Dana isn't some Osama-lover.  We all thought the Taliban were a stabilising force in Afghanistan until they went all wacky and gave safe passage to bin Laden.  The press shared in this belief (early on) printing stories of Mullah Omar rescuing young boys from sodomy and saving young girls from rape by the Afghani warlords. 

Look, Dana is an idiot, but he's not anti-American.  Come on. 

20ftJesus
20ftJesus

 I'm happy to be proven wrong but Osama didn't go back to Afghanistan until May '96 and the last time I see Dana supporting the Taliban is '95. 

R. Scott Moxley
R. Scott Moxley

I did not say Congressman Rohrabacher is anti-American. He is an idiot--as his pro-Taliban lobbying helps prove.

Regardng the Sunday service: Gustavo and I rarely take off a day when there is so much evil lurking in Orange County ;)

20ftJesus
20ftJesus

I remember something of this period.  In the mid-90's, the Taliban were hailed as saviours, bringing order to the southern parts of Afghanistan.  Dana wasn't their only supporter.  Republicans, Christian conservatives, all backed the Taliban.  It wasn't until they provided safety to Osama did the tables turn.  The funny part is the Taliban (Pashtuns) didn't even like their Islamic brothers in al-Qaeda (foreign Sunni Arab fighters) -- they provided safe haven because of some dumb shit passage in the Quran. 

I'm not trying to defend Dana here, but he wasn't alone in his support.

R. Scott Moxley
R. Scott Moxley

Okay, 20ftJesus. Either you're just being silly or you've forgotten that it is historical fact that bin Laden's Al-Qaeda terrorist outfit trained in Afghanistan with Taliban permission as early as 1988--eight years before Congressman Rohrabacher's pro-Taliban lobbying.

It is also a fact that Rohrabacher, who loves to dabble in Middle Eastern affairs and hails himself an expert on Afghanistan, knew of the Al-Qaeda-Taliban partnership when bin Laden's terrorists detonated a truck bomb beneath the World Trade Center.

That terrorist attack happened in February 1993--two years before Rohrabacher decided to ridiculously claim that the Taliban was a noble, support-worthy group that had been smeared by the American media.

The bottom line is that Rohrabacher made a really stupid, indefensible move and isn't man enough to admit it.

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